A look at Sunderland
Forbidden Plant International leads us to another glowing review of Bryan Talbot’s amazing Alice in Sunderland by Steve Flanagan. The catch is that Flanagan’s review is illustrative, done in the style of the book it’s discussing.
Flanagan’s 7-part comic strip review discusses Talbot’s presumed influences for this book, his stylistic choices, perceived structural weakness and subject matter. Pretty heady stuff, and Flanagan’s not afraid to puncture his own pomposity.
It works better, of course, if you read the book first. By that time maybe the traffic will have died down from Flanagan being BoingBoing’ed.